The Fugitive (1963–1967)
5 user
An elderly law professor claims he could get Kimble off with a new trial, and has his students set up a mocked, televised trial to try and prove it.


Robert Butler


George Eckstein, Roy Huggins (created by)

On Disc

at Amazon




Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble
Kathleen Maguire ... Nancy Gilman
Robert Drivas ... Lee Gould
Ed Begley ... Professor G. Stanley Lazer
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
Gene Lyons ... Art McNeil
Dort Clark ... Sgt. Pulaski
Walter Brooke ... Moderator
Harold Gould ... Eller - Interviewer
Stewart Moss ... Judge Tyler
Peter Duryea ... Paul Mitchell
Ed Madden Ed Madden ... Dr. Gary (as Edward Madden)


An embittered law school professor brags that he can get Kimble off, so the fugitive takes him up on it. The elderly professor has his students act out a mock re-trial to test his defense strategy, but not only is Dr.Kimble's fate at stake, so is the disabled teacher's reputation and the self-respect of his most brilliant student whose idolatry of his hero crumbles as the arrogant ex-attorney slaps his heavy hand on the scales of justice. Watching closely for Kimble to show himself are a suspicious reporter and the local police. Written by David Stevens

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

15 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

United Artists Television See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Guest actors Gene Lyons, Stewart Moss and Peter Duryea subsequently appeared in episodes of the original Star Trek series. See more »


[Professor Lazer is giving his summation of a mock trial to his students]
Professor G. Stanley Lazer: But I should like you to consider if you will, the defendant himself. What manner of human being are we judging here today? A member of one of the great professions, he now stands before this court even as the most humble supplicant. And what he asks from you is only this: compassion.
[Kimble, watching the proceedings on a TV, begins to understand what Lazer is doing: putting himself on trial]
Professor G. Stanley Lazer: He's a man whose very vocation...
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

awesome episode
4 May 2017 | by mastro726-1See all my reviews

Without doubt my favorite episode of the series. The second season got off beautifully with this deeply poetic plot of a very bitter ex lawyer now university professor who tries to make himself believe that he is still relevant by defending Kimble before a mock trial of students who detest him. Ed Beagley gives the best guest turn of any actor or actress in the entire series. Kimble's speech to him in the final act is the best David Janseen had done in my opinion.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed